Corey demonstrates how generating selections is much easier now with the new Refine Edge in Photoshop CS5.

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  1. Dave 11 December, 2010 at 01:15 Reply

    Cory. Most excellent tool. Too bad they didn’t come out with this tool years ago I would probaly have more hair now. Things are getting easier now. Thanks for the tut

  2. Lars 11 December, 2010 at 06:03 Reply

    I really liked when you dropped him into the new image and he was huge, this was a nice effect, he covered most of the canvas. I think this would be a nice effect, too.

  3. Bob 13 December, 2010 at 15:07 Reply

    This is CS5’s best improvement!

    Corey gives the best explanation and demonstration of Refine Edge magic.
    Combined with the Quick Selection tool it can now take under one minute to accomplish what used to consume hours of meticulous carpal tunnel grind work.
    Oh, the lost days. Oh, the lost days.

  4. Tejash 13 December, 2010 at 22:21 Reply

    Great tutorial! I was just wondering if you or anyone knows a way to get a picture to look like the subject did. With the background in his shades and just the overall feel of the image makes it seem as if it was taken by a professional.

  5. John First 14 December, 2010 at 12:19 Reply

    I love that tutorial. Now can you take the newly composited image and change the reflection in his sunglasses to be sand instead of the waves, since the ocean is behind him. Just a thought. thanks corey.

  6. Casey 24 December, 2010 at 11:57 Reply

    I find that when a subject is against a complex background, PS (even with the new tools) still has an enormous amount of difficulty extracting a subject with hair. It seems that refine edge works best with subjects against a single color background, and if the image doesn’t have that setup, we’re still stuck using a laborious combination of selection/extraction methods.

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